Who we are

Founded in January 2006 as the Hammer City Roller Girls, we are the first not-for-profit, skater operated, flat track roller derby league in Canada.

On July 22, 2006, in Burlington’s Central Arena, history was made as founder Lasha “Whiplasha” Laskowsky and a group of ambitious skaters held the first modern public roller derby bout in Canada. Over the subsequent years, Hammer City established itself as a competitive, hard-hitting league.

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, Hammer City Roller Derby is comprised of the all-star WFTDA charter Hammer City Eh! Team and the Hammer City Dundurn Hassle, both of whom compete against other leagues in Canada and internationally.

Hammer City is proud to be the second international member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body of the sport with over 390 member leagues around the world. As a WFTDA league, Hammer City helps shape the continued growth and development of roller derby.